DDB’s Chris Brown mulls New York role



DDB Australia CEO Chris Brown is understood to be close to accepting a move to New York to take a leadership position with the network there, Mumbrella has learnt.

While no contract has been signed, Mumbrella understands the decision is set to be made later today or early next week.

Brown joined DDB Sydney in November 2002 as group managing director following a stint with the agency in London as business director.

In November 2012 Brown was promoted to the CEO role following a company restructure which saw Melbourne boss Andrew Little made national MD. There is speculation that Little will take Brown’s CEO position if he accepts the New York role.

During his time in Australia, Brown also joined the Communications Council board and has been participating in its “Male industry champions” initiative encouraging companies to move towards better gender balance.

Earlier this month, DDB was named APAC creative network of the year at the Mumbrella Awards

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Brown, third from left, and Little, seventh from left, celebrate their Mumbrella Awards win

If Brown accepts the role he will follow in the footsteps of Australian creative Matt Eastwood who left DDB Sydney in 2010 to take the chief creative officer role in the New York office. Eastwood has recently departed the DDB network, accepting a role with JWT.

Miranda Ward


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